Seasoned Broth

April 29, 2009 § 4 Comments

imagesCAFJ4CVHToday’s prompt is to start with a title of  “Never…” As I see now, I didn’t follow directions well, but I like the poem that followed. You can tell I’m having vacation desire. :-)

 

 

“Never let them see you sweat.”
His brow is furrowed, scarlet: unrepentant
sunburn. He excels at riptides.

No surfer he, he fights every
battle he can create, each victory
a shell upon his shelf.

At night, he battles on; demons
midnight-dancing laugh at his
seagull cries – as a boy

he Almost Drowned. Almost
drowned, they said as they
shook their heads and Poor

Boy, he is too frail. So they
scooped him up and spoon-
fed him broth spiked with

pity and humiliation. He Almost
Drowned, so now he proves them
wrong. Each and Every Day.

If you had to fill in the blank “Never…,” what would you say?

Writer’s Digest prompt April 29, 2009

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